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The harvesting of padi is in full swing, every rice farmer in the village is busy harvesting. Nony the village belle who stands at 1.70 meters tall is a sight to behold for all the men in the village of Madiun. Nony has fair complexion, shoulder length hair, petite with curves in the right places, pretty and mild mannered. She longs to get out of the sleepy village to a cosmopolitan city like Jakarta. She detests the stares she gets whenever she goes to the padi field to help her father for harvesting, planting of new padi or go to the river bank to bath or do the laundry. Nony has no interest in them as she thinks that they are obnoxious, uncouth and uneducated, she wants a man who has wit to match her own, gentle, sensitive and able to bring her out of the village.
Clad in shorts, low cut tee and with a basket on her back, she walks as her firm breasts shakes a little in the momentum of her strides, her hips sway and her black silky hair that caught in the wind flow gracefully. As she stopped at her family’s farm and without waiting for her father, she bends down to harvest the padi holding a scythe in her right hand while grabbing the padi, slashes it and puts it in the basket she carries on her back. The men who stood in the next padi field could not take their eyes off her for they can see her cleavage or her breast as she bends to harvest the padi. There were occasions where she teased men by deliberately exposing herself a little by the river bank while doing the laundry. It created a lot fuss and the men were stunned and had sexual fantasies, the women in her village complained to Nony’s father about her wanton act. From that incident alone, every man in the village wants to get under her skin, Nony being intelligent, playful and sexy teased them even more causing them to fight among themselves for her affection but Nony has no interest in being their girl friend. After awhile, the men lost interest and ugly rumours begin to spread about her.
Rinto wakes up with a jolt as the coach driver announced thru the coach communicator that the coach will stop for an hour lunch. As the coach comes to a halt, the passengers alighted and head towards the cafe to have their lunch, freshen up and stretch their legs after a 6 hour bus ride. Rinto who is in his late 20s does not look his age, the girls in his campus swoon over him for his boyish looks. He is 1.75 in height, middle built, dark eye brows with eyes that can make a girl miss a heart-beat. Despite his popularity with the girls in campus, Rinto is a lonely man. There is no doubt that he has kissed most of the girls and slept with some of them but has an empty space in his heart which he hopes can be filled by someone worthy of his love.
Rinto could not believe that he actually agreed to take this trip to a sleepy village for his thesis. A study of village life his professor said, “It would do you good Rinto to see how the villagers lead their lives with limited resources. You just might gain valuable lessons too. To sweeten the ‘deal’, I will give you good reference and recommendation when you return.” Rinto agreed upon hearing the prospect of being hired after he graduates, moreover his professor seldom gives reference and recommendation. It was an opportunity he could not miss. Mr Bambang made arrangements with his cousin in Madiun for Rinto to live with him while he is there. Rinto sighed as he alights from the bus with the other passengers.
The coach driver entered the cafe and announced that the bus will leave in 10 minutes, everyone boarded the coach and the journey to Madiun continues for another 4 hours. The coach turned into the Madiun coach depot where it parked for everyone to alight. The professor’s cousin is at the depot waiting for Rinto to bring him to his abode which is a few doors away from where Nony lives.